FOR THE MET - NEW YORK
INSPIRED IN KAWAKUBO'S ICONIC STYLE. DISSECTING HER DESIGN VALUES AND INCORPORATING THEM INTO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW CONCEPT OF "LUCHADOR".
Project and garment prototype selected to be exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with the motive of celebrating "Art of the In-between, Rei Kawakubo" exhibition.
This competition, judged by Andrew Bolton, only showcased 5 undergraduate designers from among the top universities across the country (US).
Kawakubo experiments with established notions of function and beauty and redefines them.
A "Luchador" traditional outfit, is worn by a male figure. It represents strength and power. The main purpose of this garment is to allow the wrestler
to freely move across the ring in order to defeat the opponent.
I decided to defeat these purposes by making the garment extremely feminine, worn by a female figure and by exaggerating the volume and proportion
in vital parts of the body that will make the movement difficult, especially in waistband and legs areas.